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2011-08-16

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Dozens clamour to be Kyrgyzstan's leader

Politics are popular in Kyrgyzstan where 83 people have tried to register to run for president. Election officials now have to see who of those

Politics are popular in Kyrgyzstan where 83 people have tried to register to run for president. Election officials now have to see who of those

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Australian collar bomb suspect held in US

Authorities in the US say they have arrested a man who allegedly strapped a fake bomb around the neck of a teenage girl at her home in Sydney

Authorities in the US say they have arrested a man who allegedly strapped a fake bomb around the neck of a teenage girl at her home in Sydney

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Polish officials fired over Belarus activist case

Poland has dismissed two prosecutors responsible for providing information that helped Belarus arrest a leading human rights activist. Ales

Poland has dismissed two prosecutors responsible for providing information that helped Belarus arrest a leading human rights activist. Ales

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Sarkozy, Merkel urge closer euro economic governance

The financial markets have been clamouring for reassurance over the euro zone debt crisis. And, after talks in Paris, the Franco-German duo has come

The financial markets have been clamouring for reassurance over the euro zone debt crisis. And, after talks in Paris, the Franco-German duo has come

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Gaddafi left with few options with rebels at the gates

With Libyan rebels now closing in on the capital Tripoli, even if the Gaddafi regime continues to deny it, the dictator’s powerbase is now surrounded

With Libyan rebels now closing in on the capital Tripoli, even if the Gaddafi regime continues to deny it, the dictator’s powerbase is now surrounded

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Germany leads euro zone growth slump

Euro zone growth slowed in the second quarter as the region’s two economic engines lost speed. The 17 nation single currency area’s GDP increased

Euro zone growth slowed in the second quarter as the region’s two economic engines lost speed. The 17 nation single currency area’s GDP increased

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Saleh forth: Yemeni president vows return

The president of Yemen has promised his supporters he will return home soon from his convalescence in Saudi Arabia. Ali Abdullah Saleh was

The president of Yemen has promised his supporters he will return home soon from his convalescence in Saudi Arabia. Ali Abdullah Saleh was

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Gaddafi's days numbered says US

As Libyan rebels close in on the capital Tripoli, and the US Defence Secretary said the sense is that Gaddafi’s days are numbered, his forces have

As Libyan rebels close in on the capital Tripoli, and the US Defence Secretary said the sense is that Gaddafi’s days are numbered, his forces have

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Merkel and Sarkozy meet in euro crisis summit

With the eyes of the world on them, Angela Merkel has arrived in Paris for crisis talks with Nicolas Sarkozy over the euro zone’s future. The

With the eyes of the world on them, Angela Merkel has arrived in Paris for crisis talks with Nicolas Sarkozy over the euro zone’s future. The

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Shell says North Sea oil leak has clammed up

The oil company Shell has said a leak of crude in the North Sea has been reduced to a trickle with just two barrels per day escaping. A pipeline

The oil company Shell has said a leak of crude in the North Sea has been reduced to a trickle with just two barrels per day escaping. A pipeline

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Pope faces pilgrims and detractors

Pope Benedict faces a mixed reception in Spain where youngsters have been arriving to see him take part in the Roman Catholic church’s World Youth

Pope Benedict faces a mixed reception in Spain where youngsters have been arriving to see him take part in the Roman Catholic church’s World Youth

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Pull the udder one! Cow goes AWOL in Germany

The hunt for a missing cow has made front page news in Germany. August is the month when politicians, businessmen and journalists traditionally

The hunt for a missing cow has made front page news in Germany. August is the month when politicians, businessmen and journalists traditionally

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Tension mounts in Tunisia

Tunisia – the birthplace of the Arab Spring – is again restive. People have been taking to the streets, angry at the lack of political reform since

Tunisia – the birthplace of the Arab Spring – is again restive. People have been taking to the streets, angry at the lack of political reform since

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Israel's parliament debates street protests

Israel’s parliament interrupted its summer recess on Tuesday to debate protests against high living costs. However, the majority of Israeli

Israel’s parliament interrupted its summer recess on Tuesday to debate protests against high living costs. However, the majority of Israeli

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Russian stealth and euro efficiency at MAKS airshow

Russia’s MAKS airshow on the outskirts of Moscow has proved a lucrative venture for Europe’s Airbus planemaker, and a valuable showcase for Russia’s

Russia’s MAKS airshow on the outskirts of Moscow has proved a lucrative venture for Europe’s Airbus planemaker, and a valuable showcase for Russia’s

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Palestinian refugees attacked by Syrian forces

There has been growing condemnation aimed at Syria after tanks opened fire on a Palestinian refugee camp in the north of the country. Syria’s

There has been growing condemnation aimed at Syria after tanks opened fire on a Palestinian refugee camp in the north of the country. Syria’s

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Obama promises 'specific plan' to fix US economy

US president Barack Obama has continued his campaign-style bus tour through America’s MidWest. The area will be a key battleground for next year’s

US president Barack Obama has continued his campaign-style bus tour through America’s MidWest. The area will be a key battleground for next year’s

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France, Germany tackle euro debt crisis again

The French and German leaders are meeting in Paris trying yet again to contain the debt crisis that is threatening the euro zone. The already slim

The French and German leaders are meeting in Paris trying yet again to contain the debt crisis that is threatening the euro zone. The already slim

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Gaddafi launches scud missile attack on Brega

Forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi have used scud missiles for the first time since the uprising against his rule began six months ago. News

Forces loyal to Colonel Muammar Gaddafi have used scud missiles for the first time since the uprising against his rule began six months ago. News

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Refugee evictions in Georgia

Georgia uproots hundreds of persons in an attempt to tackle a massive refugee problem inherited from conflicts in the early 1990s in the rebel

Georgia uproots hundreds of persons in an attempt to tackle a massive refugee problem inherited from conflicts in the early 1990s in the rebel

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Police raid London homes

British police continue to raid properties across London in an effort to bring to justice the rioters that caused havoc on the streets last week.

British police continue to raid properties across London in an effort to bring to justice the rioters that caused havoc on the streets last week.

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Clashes erupt outside Mubarak's trial

Clashes erupted outside the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak between pro-Mubarak supporters and pro-change activists.

Clashes erupted outside the trial of former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak between pro-Mubarak supporters and pro-change activists.

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South Korea marks 66th National Liberation Day ‎

South Koreans marked the 66th anniversary of their nation’s independence from Japanese rule. During the ceremony in Seoul, four thousand people held

South Koreans marked the 66th anniversary of their nation’s independence from Japanese rule. During the ceremony in Seoul, four thousand people held

Business

Google to buy Motorola Mobility for 12.5 bln dollars

Google agreed on Monday to a deal to buy mobile handset maker Motorola Mobility for 12.5 billion dollars (8.6 billion euros). It will the biggest

Google agreed on Monday to a deal to buy mobile handset maker Motorola Mobility for 12.5 billion dollars (8.6 billion euros). It will the biggest

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Israel launches airstrikes on Gaza

Israel launched airstrike raids on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, which it said were in retaliation to an earlier Palestinian attack. The Israeli

Israel launched airstrike raids on the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, which it said were in retaliation to an earlier Palestinian attack. The Israeli

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North Sea oil slick threatens birds

A ruptured pipeline owned by Shell could be the worst North sea oil leak in a decade. More than 1300 barrels have been spilt creating a 37 square Km

A ruptured pipeline owned by Shell could be the worst North sea oil leak in a decade. More than 1300 barrels have been spilt creating a 37 square Km

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Ethnic Bolivians protest against road project

Around 300 indigenous Bolivians have begun a 500km protest walk to the capital La Paz. They are against the building of a road which will cross the

Around 300 indigenous Bolivians have begun a 500km protest walk to the capital La Paz. They are against the building of a road which will cross the